Catalonia is once again promoting new technologies

A Global 3D Printing Hub is going to be created and hosted in Catalonia. The hub will become operational in 2020 and will be installed in a centre of over 10.000 m2 at the Campus Diagonal Besós, in Barcelona. According to Carles Puigdemont, president of the Generalitat, the hub “Is a strategic project for boosting the sector in Catalonia, to make us appealing and attract investment”.

The Catalan Government will contribute with 5 million euros out of the 28 million euros investment necessary to carry out the project. The remaining 23 million will come from ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and from private investment. The project counts with the support of important companies and entities such as HP, Ricoh, Epson, Fira de Barcelona and the Bioengineering Institute of Catalonia (IBEC).

The aim is to turn this centre into a platform where to carry out R+D+i activities to foster 3D printing, acting as a public lab that will boost the access of the Catalan industry to this field and turning it into an international meeting point to anyone interested in starting projects related with this technology.

3D printing technology is already being applied to such complex fields as the aerospace, automotive or precision medicine sectors, apart from having entered, among others, the worlds of fashion, education and architecture, where it is used to create prototypes and models faster.

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